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August 17, 2005

Beth-El welcomes Cantor Daniel Gale

Some cantors come from a long line of cantors and rabbis, and know early on that they want to pursue the family tradition. Cantor Daniel Gale, who began at Birmingham’s Temple Beth-El on July 1, took a somewhat different route. Gale grew into the position […]
August 16, 2005

JCRS funds record number of campers

For summer 2005, the Jewish Children¹s Regional Service has provided “need based” funding to a record 257 Southern Jewish youth to attend overnight camp. The campers are residents of seven southern states, including Alabama and Mississippi, and must attend a camp sponsored by a Jewish […]
August 12, 2005

Killen posts bond

Edgar Ray Killen, who was convicted of manslaughter in June of the 1964 killing of three civil rights workers near Philadelphia, Miss., was freed on a $600,000 post-conviction bond today. Friends and relatives paid the bond this afternoon. According to Circuit Judge Marcus Gordon, who […]
August 2, 2005

From Pensacola to Pennsylvania: Rabbi Ostrich leaves Beth El

By Sandra Nathan-Moody Deep South Jewish Voice A popular saying is that people come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. By any number of statements from members of Pensacola’s Temple Beth El, Rabbi David Ostrich has touched their lives for […]
July 15, 2005

Gov. Riley to lead Ala. trade mission to Israel

Governor Bob Riley announced today that he will lead a delegation to Israel in September to promote trade ties between Alabama and Israel. The list of destinations include Tel Aviv, an industrial park in Birmingham’s sister city of Rosh Ha’ayin and a business incubator site […]
July 10, 2005

Hurricane Dennis heads to region

Hurricane Dennis is poised to make landfall between Pensacola and Mobile approximately 3 p.m. local time. The track is expected to take the center of the storm over Mobile, then along the Alabama-Mississippi border toward Hattiesburg and Meridian, where it will still have hurricane strength. […]
July 6, 2005

Alabama Atheists group hosts Holocaust denier; DSJV ejected from event

The Montgomery-based Atheist Law Center, which has been very active in battling former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore in recent years, held an event featuring a leading Holocaust denier on July 6. David Irving, who was described by the center as “an expert […]
July 5, 2005

Knitting for a Cause

By Karen Weinrib In 2001, Roz Feigelson was diagnosed with breast cancer and began a year of chemotherapy and radiation. During that time, she found that the therapy made her cold but that the hospital blankets were too heavy. After she went into remission, Feigelson […]
June 28, 2005

Civil Rights Verdict Should Be Catalyst for Change

In June 1964, civil rights volunteer Andrew Goodman sent a postcard home to New York: “Dear Mom and Dad, I have arrived safely in Meridian, Miss. This is a wonderful town and weather is fine, I wish you were here. The people in this city […]